The “M” Word

In a recent session of couples counseling, we went back to the basics and asked a simple yet pivotal question: “Why marriage?” Another way of asking, ‘what are we really fighting for/toward here?’ I was a little surprised to be met with blank stares and after a short silence, “I don’t know…” “Ok, well why … More The “M” Word

Inside the World of Domestic Violence: Part III

What makes a person become abusive? Most people would agree that people aren’t born abusive, but that they become that way. How does the path turn an innocent child into someone who abuses? [A quick disclaimer: during this segment, I will be using masculine pronouns. I will be doing this for ease of writing. Also, … More Inside the World of Domestic Violence: Part III

Inside The World of Domestic Violence Series: Part I

“What makes someone hit the person they love?” “How does (the cycle of) domestic violence even happen?” “Why don’t victims just leave?” “I’ve never been hit, so is this abuse?” “What exactly is domestic violence?” “Can the abuser be helped?” These are just a few of the questions I am typically asked by clients, victims … More Inside The World of Domestic Violence Series: Part I

5 Things Every Man Needs To Know in His Relationship

It would be the understatement of the 21st (well, any) century to say that men don’t always understand women. However, the more we can bridge the gap, the far better our relationships can be. So, after working with men extensively, here are just 5 points (which is so far from exhaustive) to take home and … More 5 Things Every Man Needs To Know in His Relationship

The Law of Attraction-What Does It Say About You?

We’ve all heard about theories of attraction. Some would say we’re attracted to our opposites. Some would suggest we’re attracted to similarities. Some would say it’s all just pure nonsense. While I’m sure there is a mix of opposite and similar attraction to some degree, there is one thing that I have seen as a … More The Law of Attraction-What Does It Say About You?